Step 4.4A: National macroeconomic context

To situate the results of the BER within the national context, it is essential to describe the country’s current macroeconomic context and use this information as part of the analysis. Graphs should include the country’s GDP and inflation. Government budgets as a percentage of GDP also should be presented in graphical format. Real and nominal GDP should be compared as well. Optionally, a GDP graph converted to USD or euros will also be informative. Other critical contextual information such as high public deficits can be used to justify drops or unexpected changes in historical trends.